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Through exposure to an experiential learning environment and a curriculum that sparks active dialogue, leaders will be transformed into change agents who drive innovation for their organizations.

Program Overview

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The Texas Hospital Association's Leadership Fellows Program brings together mid- and senior-level leaders from THA-member hospitals for a year-long study in health care policy and advocacy. Through a collaborative and dynamic curriculum, THA fellows will grow as leaders, build valuable collegial relationships, and become fully equipped to lead policy discussions and advocate on behalf of hospitals at both the state and the federal level. 

Target Audience

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Each class of the Leadership Fellows Program is composed of a highly selective group of health care leaders (c-suite executives, vice presidents, senior-level directors) who represent a variety of functional areas and hospital types/sizes.

Program Format

The Leadership Fellows Program kicks off at the THA Annual Conference and Expo each year with an introduction to the newest class. The program involves four in-person two-day modules taken over the course of one year. It culminates at the following annual conference, where fellows will be recognized for their accomplishments.

Each module consists of the following five elements:

  • Key policy core competencies;
  • Legislative updates;
  • Quality and patient safety issues;
  • Leadership and building engagement; and
  • CEO innovations.

Program Goals

  1. To develop the next generation of statewide influencers by equipping fellows with core competencies in key legislative policy issues.
  2. To expose fellows to the functional areas of THA.
  3. To provide experiential learning opportunities that will enable fellows to form meaningful connections with key policy shapers in Texas.
  4. To create effective leaders who can engage elected officials and effect change for their organizations at the state and national level.
  5. To recognize each fellow and offer opportunities of exposure through project work, presentations and publications.
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